- the wife of a viceroy
- a woman viceroy
Origin of vicereineFrench ; from vice- (see vice-) + reine, queen ; from Classical Latin regina (see regina)
- The wife of a viceroy.
- A woman who is the governor of a country, province, or colony, ruling as the representative of a sovereign.
Origin of vicereineFrench : vice-, vice (from Old French; see vice3) + reine, queen (from Latin r&emacron;g&imacron;na, feminine of r&emacron;x, r&emacron;g-, king; see reg- in Indo-European roots).
- The wife of a viceroy. [from 19th c.]
- A woman who is a viceroy.
From French vicereine, from vice- + reine (“queen").